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CHRISTOPHER LA FLEUR

ARTIST|CREATOR|EXPLORER

ABOUT ME | My name is Christopher. I believe in creating.

 

Unlike other artists, I went to school for International Business and Finance  with an emphasis on marketing and economics. Using this skillset, I exist at the intersection of art and commerce.

 

I’m the founder of Christopher La Fleur ARTS and SourCute Brands™. As the former co-owner of Out Front Magazine and Founder of the Out Front Foundation, I created the first-ever Aurora Pride in 2017.

 

Since the founding of Aurora Pride, I’ve hosted more than 50 private events, including the annual Envision:You Art Show Fundraiser, an event endorsed by Colorado Governor Jared Polis.

Whether it’s planning intimate events for 5, gala events for 500, or outdoor festivals for 5,000, my track record of success continues to shape the cultural landscape of our region.

MY WORK | I am an internationally collected fine artist, with clients on three continents and an annual production rate of more than 175 works a year. SourCute Brands™, founded in 2021, will bring to market a line of apparel and home soft goods using original characters and trademarked designs. 

 

My work has been published more than a dozen times, being called the “most exciting and original contemporary art being made right now”.

 

I firmly believe there is no project too big or small for my creativity.

MISSION AND CHARITABLE GIVING | The purpose of artmaking is to advance human consciousness and break down barriers. I maintain a robust program of charitable donations.

 

My philanthropic foci are the environment and sustainability, children's health initiatives, and empowering marginalized peoples. If your organization aligns with this mission, I encourage you to reach out via the contact form.   

 

METHOD | I employ highly experimental techniques and a volatile, expressive methodology. Owners and collectors find new and interesting dialogues every time they view their piece and often comment on the transient nature of the forms, colors, and textures.

 

Beyond the act of creating beautiful objects, I firmly believe the purpose of art is to provoke, challenge, and question. Artmaking is a fundamental biological imperative, the result of which is no less than the advancement of human consciousness. My method is rigorous, disciplined, and philosophically inclined.

 

Artists are uniquely positioned to address, through the artmaking process, the most important moral and ethical dilemmas of our time. I begin every project with a thesis or dialectic which underpins the work and examines the origin and impact of it. This critical first step in the creation of work is called IDEOGENESIS. The ideogenetic phase of any work takes as long as it must.

For this reason, in order to create powerful, high-quality works of art, I welcome your commission inquiries but do not work on deadline.

Subsequent steps in the process include digital visualization, sketches, and revision. When I am satisfied with the execution of a concept, I begin the process of creating finished work.